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06/26/2015
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A Look at the Differences Between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin

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There are some great debates such as Coke versus Pepsi, or Windows versus Mac. Now, the difference between Botox and Dysport, or Xeomin doesn’t really need to take on a life of its own. Here’s a quick look at the difference between these cosmetic procedures, and finding the one that will be the best for you. All three — Dysport, Xeomin, and Botox — are all injectable neuromodulators. Neuromodulators temporarily alter the nerves of target muscles to reduce contractions, which can produce wrinkles. Each is manufactured by different companies: Allergan

05/29/2015
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XEOMIN Study Results

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XEOMIN is a medication that has been both FDA approved and clinically proven to improve the appearance of facial lines in adults. Many popular botulinum products have been used over the years, with the most commonly known being BOTOX for filling in lines and wrinkles, especially as they appear on the face. XEOMIN is a new botulinum product that is used in the same manner as BOTOX, to fill in those areas of concern for patients who are experiencing moderate to severe wrinkles and lines that they would rather be

03/20/2014
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Was Bob Costas Affected by Botox?

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Could Bob Costas have contracted pinkeye from Botox? A rumor circulated shortly after Bob Costas was forced to step down from on-camera duties at the Sochi Olympics because of conspicuously reddened eyes. The cause of the pinkeye was not apparent, but the rumor speculated that Costas displayed pinkeye from Botox injections. Dr. Thomas Wright, of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center in metropolitan St. Louis, says this is highly unlikely. In truth, it’s not possible to get pinkeye from Botox (or Dysport or Xeomin or any other injectible neurotoxin). For

09/23/2013
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Xeomin, Botox, & Dysport Comparison

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Botulinum toxin as a cosmetic treatment has been around for quite some time. It is a purified protein derived from bacteria. Its first therapeutic use, in the 1980s, was in treating crossed eyes and rapid blinking. In 1989, studies first emerged about its effectiveness easing wrinkle lines when injected into facial muscles. The Botox craze was born. Botox is perhaps the best-known botulinum toxin formulation, and has been around commercially the longest. Officially a neurotoxin, meaning an inhibitor of nerve tissue function, Botox is widely used to treat wrinkles. It